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Lhasa with Everest Base Camp

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Lhasa with Everest Base Camp

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Duration 09 Days

Lhasa with Everest Base Camp tour package is a traveler’s dream-come-true. With breathtaking views of some of the world’s tallest peaks – including the tallest of them all, Mt. Everest – this is a classic road journey that faces very little competition. The roads are tough, and the terrain harsh, but you will be able to complete most of this journey with the comfort of a Landcruiser. The Tibetan plateau has a wide range of stunning sceneries, but the tour also exposes you to authentic Tibetan Buddhism. Upon crossing the spectacular Tibetan plateau by traversing high mountain passes, the journey takes you to the Everest Base Camp. There you will witness the majestic north face of Everest.

On the other side of this journey lies the Forbidden City, commonly referred to as Lhasa. It is the administrative capital of Tibet, and the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. A trip to the Potala Palace is mandatory, and so is the visit to Jokhang. At these sights, you will be able to experience monastic rituals and authentic Tibetan Buddhism.

The culture, art, and spirituality of Lhasa combined with some stunning sights of the Tibetan plateau, including Mt. Everest, make this an unforgettable journey.

Highlights of Lhasa with Everest Base Camp:

  • Palaces, Monasteries
  • Amazing Landscapes, People, Culture
  • High Himalayas
  • North Face of Mt. Everest
 
Tour Code Name Season Days
FO [TT 03] LHASA WITH EVEREST BASE CAMP TOUR Apr till Mid Oct 09
Days      
1 Fly to Lhasa 3,595 m - Transfer to Hotel     
2 Visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park & Sera Monastery (B)    
3 Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bharkhor street and Tibetan Medicine Hospital (B)    
4 Drive to Gyantse (3,850 m) which is 261 km from Lhasa. Visit Palkor and Kumbum Monastery. O/N hotel (B)    
5 Today is a short drive to Shigatse (3,900 m) which is 90 km . In Shigatse we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery. O/N hotel (B)    
6 Drive to DINGRI via Sakya. Overnight  (B)    
7 Drive to EBC and O/N at RONGBUK  Overnight (B)    
8 KERUNG (3,860 m) : Today we drive to Kerung for an overnight stay (B)    
9 KATHMANDU:  After breakfast and Immigration formalities we drive to Kathmandu via some rough road. (B)    

B = Breakfast

 

Day 01 : Fly KATHMANDU (1336m) - LHASA (3595m)  CA 408 KTM/LXA 1210/1555HRS

After breakfast (0910 HRS) transfer to the Kathmandu airport from where the Air China flight (CA 408) will take off at 1210hrs/ (Nepal Standard Time). The flight duration for Kathmandu / Lhasa is 1 hour & 10 minutes reaches at 1550(Lhasa Time). Take picturesque photograph of the icy peaks of the Himalayas from air while flying to Lhasa. During the flight (weather permitting) you will see the Yarlung Tsangpo river (Brahmaputra), Yamdrok-tso Lake, Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m),  Mt Makalu (8463m) and Mt Everest (8848m).  Upon touch down at the Gonggar Airport in Lhasa at 15:55 (Beijing Standard Time) some immigration formalities and drive for approx. 01 hr  to holy city of Lhasa. Assistance for check in to the hotel then you  can have complete rest for acclimatization.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for airport transfers; flight KTM/LHASA; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation.

Day 2: Visit DREPUNG, NORBULINGKA AND SERA MONASTERY

After breakfast, you are going to visit the Drepung Monastery, located in the west suburb of the city. It is one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' and the largest one in Tibetan Buddhism. Looking from a distance, the monastery is like a heap of rice, consisting of a group of white buildings layer upon layer. 

Then we visit the nearby Norbulingka the most beautiful and largest man-made park in Tibet. This park has been built for 200 years and used to be the Summer Palace of religious leaders of the region. Later drive to Sera Monastery which is the three famous Gelugpa monstery  in Tibet.  Here you can absorb the interesting debating of Buddhist doctrines among lamas.

Overnight in the hotel

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 03 : Visit POTALA PALACE, JOKHANG TEMPLE, BHARKHOR & TIBETAN MEDICINE HOSPITAL

Your exciting excursion to the splendid Potala Palace is schedule in the morning. Originally built in the 7th century as a winter Palace of Dalai Lama this is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet.  It symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. Currently, it is the largest treasure house of this mysterious land, attracting a great number of travelers and pilgrims every day. UNESCO has declared it as the New Seven Wonders Of The World.

After lunch, our tour will take us to the Jokhang Temple which is located in the city center. Constructed in the 7th century, it is one of the most spiritual temples in Tibet. It attracts crowds of prostrating pilgrims from all over Tibet. This temple has the best architectural combination of Tibet, Han, Nepal and India. Around the temple, it is the thriving bazaar of the Bharkhor Street which assembles a large number of pilgrims, travelers, businessmen and expats. Today's exciting journey will come to the end after visiting the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital.

Overnight at the Hotel

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 4 : LHASA-­GYANTSE -  3,950 m – approx. 6 hrs drive

Following Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La at 4794 meter with a brief halt  to savor majestic views of Yamdrok­tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa standing proud at  7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another Karo La Pass at 5045 m. If you glance at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyanntse.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 5 :  DRIVE TO SHIGATSE  -  3,860 m – approx.  2hrs drive

Morning, visit Kumbum Monastery, the only Nepalese styled stupa in whole of Tibet.  It literally means “hundred thousand images of Buddha” and stands at 34 m high. The mural and wall paintings are the wonders of the stupa that mostly date back to its original time.  From the top, you can have a beautiful view of the old part of the town in the shadow of the fort.

Then we also visit Palkor Choede monastery which was started in the 14th century by the 1st Panchen Lama and local chieftain Kusang Rabten. The monastery is prominent with the main image of present Buddha, sitting right at the center of the inner temple attached to assembly hall.

After, we drive to Shigatse the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional capital of Tsang. We check in and relax a bit and then afternoon walk along the Shigatse market.

Overnight at the Hotel 

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 6 :  Drive to DINGRI -  4,350 m – approx.  6 hrs drive

Today after breakfast we continue our journey to Dingri  by crossing some of the high passes (Tsoula Pass – 4,500m, Gyatso La 5,200 m ) – on the way you can see beautiful landscapes with great views of the mountains (weather permitting).  Overnight in the hotel/guest house.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 7: Drive to EBC and O/N at  RONGBUK (5050 M)  (B) – 3 hrs

Today we head off the main overland route which rises steeply up the foothills of the Himalayas via Pangla Pass to arrive at Rongbuk Monastery., the world’s highest monastery situated at 5,050 m, just below the Rongbuk Glacier.

Check in at the monastery have lunch then get a eco bus or pony cart to the base camp(5,200 m)  of one of the highest mountain of the world. The astonishing snow mountain and changeful cloud will be in your touch. During the sunset the mountains looks beautiful with changing of colors. Then retreat back to Rongbuk Monastery and explore.  The monastery is small in size, but it has many colorful and lively murals.

Overnight at Rongbuk  

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 8  : Drive to KERUNG – 3,860 m – approx.. 7 hrs drive

Have a last glance of Mt. Everest in the morning then have breakfast and  drive to Kerung for an overnight stay. It is around 400km drive with beautiful landscape and great panorama of Himalaya including Mount Shishapangma, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Annapurna.

Includes : Breakfast; private vehicle for sightseeing tours; entrance fee; local guide in Tibet;  twin sharing accommodation

Day 09 : Drive to ­KATHMANDU – 1,300 (B) – 7 HRS

After necessary border formalities at Kerung (Gyirong) border crossing; continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your Hotel. Our representative will be waiting for you at the border Nepal side. Continue drive to Kathmandu.

Includes : Breakfast and transfer to Kathmandu

 

 
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Facts File

  • Area:

    Tibet

  • Max Elevation:

    5,200 m

  • Season:

    April to mid October

  • Price:

    On Request